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Stories from Monday, July 15, 2002

Collection may disappear (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- The fate of photos ranging from former presidential visits in Missouri by Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan to floods and train wrecks are in the hands of the community and the Sikeston Depot. Without help from area residents, the historical photograph collection may vanish into thin air -- literally...
Red Peppers will celebrate anniversary (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - It's more than cheering at games in black skirts and red sweaters. It's about friendships, learning leadership skills and showing high school spirit. Some believe it's the oldest pep club of its kind in Missouri. This year Sikeston Red Peppers celebrates its 75th anniversary...
Fishing for help (07/15/02)
NEW MADRID - Amelia Patterson solved the problem of earning the money to be a member of a New Madrid County Relay For Life team. The 13-year-old simply went fishing. So far, she has reeled in $3,550 for the Aug. 2 event designed to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The money continues to arrive with about $4,000 total pledged...
Sikeston community leaders join in lawsuit (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - Joel Montgomery has been joined by the Pastor Community Action Association in his fight to stop the Scott County Health Department from building a new facility across from his home on North Main. The board of trustees of the Scott County Health Department, consisting of Raymond Wright, chairman; Derek Wheeler, vice chairman; Dr. ...
Students win medal at National VICA Conference (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - They came, they saw, they conquered. Boy did they conquer. It was an honor for Chad Pender and Molly Williams to have won the Secondary Gold Medal at the state VICA competition earlier this year which entitled them to compete in the 38th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference June 28...
Sharks headed to Junior Olympics (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Sharks have qualified nine swimmers to compete in the Junior Olympics, held Aug. 5-9 at the University of Tennessee Aquatics Center in Knoxville, Tenn. "It is quite an experience," said Sikeston meet manager Mike Nelson. "These kids will line up and see somebody from Saudi Arabia on one side, then somebody from Texas, Florida or California on the other. ...
SAY Team of the Day: Jim Wilson (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- Jim Wilson set the standard in the 6-year-old league this year, winning the regular season championship and the year-end tournament. "We had a real good season," said Jim Wilson coach Jason Erwin. "We started off a little better than the other teams, so we probably didn't show the improvement some of the other teams in the league did. ...
Locals to play in Softball World Series (07/15/02)
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- Locals Abby Sexton and Morgan Hodges will compete in the ASA 18 and under Softball World Series Aug. 1-4 in Plant City, Fla. The two New Madrid County Central grads play for the Northwest Tennessee Spirits traveling softball team, based in Brownsville, Tenn...
SAY Team of the Day: House of Color (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- The House of Color took sixth place in the National League this year, finishing with a record of 3-9. Returning just one player from the year before, the season went about like head coach Terry Lambert expected. "This was a new league to everybody except Nick (Lambert)," he explained. "We had so many boys that played in the American League last year, they were kind of intimidated about playing in the biggest league out there."...
Sharks swim in final meet (07/15/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Sikeston's swim team traveled to Scott City on Saturday, competing in its final meet before the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Championships. The Sharks took second place with 370.5 points. The host team came in first with 721 points. Poplar Bluff took third with 219, followed by Farmington with 150.5 and Ste. Genevieve with 11...
All-star team wins district (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 10-year-old all-star team won the district tournament July 6 in Sikeston to qualify for the state tournament in Kennett. Team members of the Sikeston 10-year-old district team are first row: Jimmy Obermark, Jason Isaacs, Cody Rice, Tanner Bryant, Ronnie Pyland, Jayme Milam. Second row: Colton Young, Wesley Glaus, Josh Carlyle, Andrew McDowell, Jeff Long, Kaili Lambert. Coaches: Dan Obermark, Jeff Young, Steve Carlyle...
Unit 114 defends District 14 crown (07/15/02)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team successfully defended the Junior American Legion District 14 Tournament crown on Sunday, holding off Jackson in the championship game, 9-8. The team will now play in the zone tournament in St. Louis this week...
John Mayabb (07/15/02)
SCOTT CITY - John David Mayabb, 48, died at 8:12 p.m. July 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1953, in Carbondale, Ill., son of the late Clifford Lewis and Edna Virginia Keppner Mayabb, he was a carpenter with Laborers Union Local 773 in Cairo, Ill. He was a member of the Lutesville General Baptist Church...
Dale Williford (07/15/02)
FLOWOOD, Miss. - William Dale Williford, 61, formerly of Charleston and Wyatt, Mo., died June 21, 2002, at Jackson. Born July 3, 1940, in Mississippi County, son of Claireece Rife of Mocksville, N.C., and the late Vernon Williford, he was a construction and wood worker and member of the Song Writer's Guild...
Jake Ishmael (07/15/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jacob Carl "Jake" Ishmael, 80, died July 12, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in East Prairie, son of the late Harry O. and Chessie B. Zook Ishmael, he lived in East Prairie all his life where he was a retired truck driver. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Protestant belief...
Curley Foster (07/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Curley Jimmie Lee Foster, 88, died July 12, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 2, 1913, in Helena, Ark., son of the late John and Katie Foster, he lived in Missouri since 1928. He owned and operated Foster's Cab for many years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Foster was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board...
Lucille Dowdy (07/15/02)
CLIFTON FORGE, Va. - A gracious lady, Lucille Moll Dowdy, 83, died July 12, 2002, after a year-long struggle with cancer. She died surrounded by the love of those she cherished at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janie and William Barnette. Additional survivors include her grandson Joel and his wife, Elizabeth Barnette and great-granddaughter, Natalie Anne of Blacksburg; grandson Jeff and wife Colleen Barnette and great-grandson, Sean Kirk of Ashburn; and her granddaughter Sheri Anne Barnette of Fairfax.. ...
Sylvia McFerron (07/15/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sylvia A. McFerron, 92, died July 11, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Born May 30, 1910, at Laflin, daughter of the late Perry A. and Martha C. Snider Crawford, she lived in Cape Girardeau most of her life and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church...
Wendell Mills (07/15/02)
BERNIE - Wendell Mills, 80, died July 12, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Margaret Letcher (07/15/02)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Margaret E. Letcher, 84, died July 10, 2002. Born Dec. 15, 1917, in New Market, daughter of the late Dr. Wade Hampton and Ethel Mae Green Esslinger, she was a longtime resident of Birmingham, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church for many years. She retired from Terminix International Incorporated and was an auxiliary volunteer at St. Vincent's Hospital...
Arlene McGill (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - Arlene Yvonne McGill, 62, died at 1:35 a.m. July 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Maryville, Tenn., daughter of Maggie Taylor Long Skinner of Sikeston and the late Paul Long, she was a member of Powerhouse of God Church...
Wendell Mills (07/15/02)
BERNIE -- Wendell Warren Mills, 80, died July 12, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Born Aug. 5, 1921, at Bernie, son of the late Marion and Florence Cross Mills, he was a former social worker for the State Department of Mental Health in Missouri. A navy veteran of World War II, he attended the Bethany General Baptist Church...
Clara Halter (07/15/02)
ORAN - Clara Lucina Halter, 101, died July 13, 2002, at Delmar Garden West in Chesterfield. Born June 2, 1901, at St. Louis, daughter of the late Charles and Katie Mary Hahn Lux, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and the Ladies Sodality of the church...
Pauline Amrhein (07/15/02)
ORAN - Pauline A. Amrhein, 90, died July 12, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Bud" Amrhein. Survivors include: a daughter, Pat (Jim) Scherer; a son, Randy (Jenny) Amrhein; grandchildren, Cindy Scherer, Steve Scherer, John (Gwen) Scherer, Lori (Alan) Clark, Laura Willis; great-grandchildren, Carter Clark, Zach Clark, Tyler Willis and Caleb Willis...
Don Donner (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at St. Francis Xavier Church for Don Wayne Donner, 58, who died July 10, 2002, were: Robert Leible, Michael Bollinger, Jason Watkins, Ishmail Payne, Stephen Payne and Arles McIntyre. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Raymond Ressel (07/15/02)
KELSO - Raymond William Ressel, 70, died July 13, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1932, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Werner Lawrence and Thelma Corvick Ressel, he was a self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6407 in Scott City...
Arlene McGill (07/15/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Arlene Yvonne McGill, 62, who died July 12, 2002, were: Danny Wilder, Rick Huffman, Wade Huffman, Eli Jackson, Lontas McClinton and Kevin Alexander.
Births (published 7/14) (07/15/02)
ST. LOUIS - Brian and Patricia Howe are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born April 8, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital. Elizabeth Burke Bowman Howe weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Howe is the former Patricia D. Bowman, daughter of David and Judy Bowman of Sikeston. She is a partner with the Huck and Howe Law Firm in St. Louis...
Births (published 7/15) (07/15/02)
PARMA - David and Jennifer Long Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 6:13 p.m. June 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Madison Faith Long weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Cunningham is the daughter of Phillip Cunningham and Mary Cunningham...
Looking Back in Time at July 14 (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Oil Cotton Mill widened its lead in the National League softball chase by registering its fifth triumph in six starts under the lights of high school field Tuesday night. Bowman's Drug was the victim, losing its fifth contest 10-2...
Looking Back in Time at July 15 (07/15/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Beck entertained at a family dinner in their home Sunday in observance of their 28th wedding anniversary and the sixth wedding anniversary of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mow Jr. SIKESTON - When carrier Jim Keller opened the mail collection box at College and Moore this morning, he collected a white rabbit along with the mail. ...
Today's news leads to editorial poetry (07/15/02)
The headlines in the paper present an ugly sight, Baseball's holding strike talks as players and owners fight. The great American pastime may end its season soon, in sports version of Hollywood's High Noon. And meanwhile back in Congress, our leaders do debate;...
Your View 7/14: An open letter to MoDOT (07/15/02)
DISTRICT 10 CHIEF ENGINEER Mr. Meyer: Your comments in the July 8 front page article in both the Southeast Missourian and Sikeston Democrat entitled "State Officials not sold on Kentucky link for I-66" reveal many of the institutional shortcomings which have combined to make MoDOT the least credible, and perhaps most irresponsible, state agency in the history of Missouri governance. It is my hope that this letter will serve to set the record straight...
Your View 7/15: Prison has changed (07/15/02)
I am currently employed in a Missouri correctional facility and prior to that, worked in another state penal system. In my experience, the felony population receives more and better protection under the law than do their victims. It is easy to read letters from incarcerated felons and feel sorry for the individuals who wrote them. However, before being too sympathetic to their cause, the public needs to be aware of the true situation of an incarcerated individual...
SpeakOut 7/14 (07/15/02)
Did you hear the pop singer, Anastasia, sing the National Anthem? She didn't even know the words to it. She sang, "Gave truth through the night," instead of "Gave proof through the night." I have no idea if she is of American origin or not, but if she's going to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner," I think she should learn the correct lyrics. Wouldn't you agree?...
SpeakOut 7/15 (07/15/02)
This is to the person who was concerned because Wal-Mart's policeman was overweight. Shame on you. You must be so perfect. As long as he does his job, then why should you care how much he weighs? Go lose some weight yourself. Why is Cape Girardeau so worried about the bridge that's going through Missouri to Kentucky? Cape needs to worry about the Emerson Memorial Bridge and let us worry about our bridge that will cross the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. ...